Hummingbird Fizz
December 2017/January 2018

A Sip of Nectar

Dec 22, 2017 Gina Stephens
Hummingbird, the first brick and mortar restaurant from Posh Nosh Catering owner Coleen Speaks, opened in a converted warehouse at Dock 1053 on Whitaker Mill Road last month. The cafe’s signature vodka cocktail is Hibiscus-infused […]
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Window to the Mediterranean

Oct 31, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Vidrio infuses family-style dining with the allure of the sea What is it like to dine in the Mediterranean basin? Now, you can find out, locally. Vidrio, a new restaurant by the Moshakos family known for […]
Roasted Eggplant Gazpacho
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Roasted Eggplant Gazpacho

May 31, 2016 Paige Luck
Small round and white. Long, slender and mottled green. Oblong round and purple-black; these are a few of the many varieties of eggplants at the farmer’s market. Eggplants are a tropical plant related to potatoes […]
mint julep
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Bet on Mint

Apr 29, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, try this Mint Julep Recipe: 1 heaping tsp. Sugar OR .5oz simple syrup 6-8 mint sprigs Crude Ginger-Turmeric bitters 2oz bourbon Place mint leaves in the bottom of […]
Dessert at Second Empire
April 2016

Second Empire – Sweet.

Mar 31, 2016 Kate Turgeon Watson
Chef Amber Atkins with her chocolate raspberry pecan layer cake with fresh fruit and house-made pecan butter. Standing in the basement bake shop, Amber Atkins says she’s a traditionalist. You know: butter, sugar, eggs and […]
Moroccan Spiced Pecan Butternut Soup
December 2015 / January 2016

Pee-can or Puh-cahn?

Nov 30, 2015 Paige Luck
No Matter how you pronouce it, don’t relegate this nut to the end of the line—dessert. Add crunch to a salad, sprinkle onto roasted butternut squash or green beans, crust trout with a mixture of […]
Boiled Peanuts
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Boiled Peanuts

Oct 28, 2015 Kate Turgeon Watson
North Carolina has a rich history of peanut farming. Wade Ellison, admittedly, doesn’t know much of it. A Washington state native, he moved to Tarboro, N.C. 19 years ago. It wasn’t long before a farmer […]